"During 2015, I have been on a mission to rid myself of clutter.
I always considered myself a minimalist who had far less stuff than others, but my overflowing bookcases and closets said otherwise.
The truth is, I had a lot of junk. Tons of it, in fact, although I didn’t call it junk.
When it came to my precious books for example, I said they were an investment of sorts. I said that one day, my children were going to read those books and I convinced myself that they gave my home a certain amount of class and character. The reality was, though, that all they were doing was taking up valuable space. The vast majority of the ones I parted with were ones I had for years that I had never even attempted to read and probably never would."